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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You’re in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companioin that’s right for carefree nights of privilege and excess.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
Black with a minimal chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, figs, plums, dates. Medium-full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, figs, raisins, dates, prunes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Cocoa nibs and cream. Some spices. Tasty as helll. Had this poured from draft at FOBAB 2016 at UIC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4259) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2016
0.355l bottle from trade with ig88b. Thanks man! Looks really nice in the glass this, almost like pouring dark motor oil in the glass (not that I’ve actually ever done that before). It’s really deep dark, almost black in color and it has a nice little loud head. Loud, by what can only be described as fizzing. Dark beige or brown in color. Smells really nice. Rich dark chocolate, a nice but sharp alco sting, tones of burnt sugar and a really rich dark roastiness. Traces of cold coffee, coffee latte actually! Added cream. That’s what it is.. It actually a bit thin and boozy in the taste above average on the carbonation. Tastes sharp and a tad unbalanced. Almost a little phenolic in a way. Lots of nice chocolate though, and it’s definitely barrelled! Rum and smoke are definitely prominent. The rich and bitter sweet kind of chocolate. Cocoa with hints of licorice in the finish. The sweet kind. It really grew on me this down the glass this. Even though it smoothen itself after gaining some temp I still wish the mouthfeel had been a tad more pleasant. 17.10.2014

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9371) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, thanks a ton Brandon! Aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, cocoa nibs, dark fruits, spirit barrels with rum, brandy notes prevailing, some vanilla. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, chocolate, cherry, cocoa nibs, hints of oak, rum, slight whiskey, finishing sweet, great mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3810) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savoured on November 21 2015; eye: black, opaque, ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, light bourbon, caramel, coffee, woody; mouth: roasted barley, light bourbon, caramel, coffee, woody, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in alcohol with presence of bourbon, full body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, durant le Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savourée le 21 novembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger bourbon, caramel, café, boisé; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger bourbon, caramel, café, boisé, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en alcool avec présence de bourbon, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (2762) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
bottle picked up from a local rip and run, what a find; ohh my. pours the part, lots of lacing on my hilton garden dixie cup. strong brandy and booze nose. taste follows, some raisins, cocoa. full burly body with a solid booze burn. This is just what the doctor ordered. which.... frankly, was to stop drinking shit like this. ttyl.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5031) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
(Mother’s MILF) Bottle 355 ml from RobertDale, many thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 11% Totally black coloured body with two fingers of thick, dark brown head on top, with very good retention. Nice aroma with chocolate, toasted malts, light alcohol, not as complex as I expected though. Taste is better, alcohol and vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon and light brandy. Thick body with good carbonation. Another very good, big american stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1569) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle thanks to my boy brandon! Pour is nearly black with a small ring of brown foam. Aroma is chocolaty and sweet with fruity notes along with some dingy barrell character and some tobacco. Seems like the sherry and brandy are notable. Flavor is sweet and lightly roasty with lots of sweet barrel character, very light smoke, and some peat. No alcohol at all. Rounded lasting finish with dried fruit and vanilla noted. Light soft carb. Flavor better than Aroma. Tasty stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1923) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is interesting with a moderately strong raisin note and some lighter chocolate notes. Some burnt sugar notes and hints of roast and leather. Some light alcohol spice. Some prune and cherry notes. Pours black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges for quite some time. Faint lacing moderately long legs. Flavor is moderately to fairly sweet with quite a bit of chocolate. Some medium light raisin notes and some light roast. Medium bitterness. Some medium light alcohol spice. Some light vanilla notes with lingering chocolate. Hints of berry and prune. Mouthfeel is full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice, high alcohol beer. Lots of raisin and dark fruit in the aroma but a lot more chocolate and malt notes in the flavor. A bit too much alcohol for me, but still pretty enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShelfTurd69 (11) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
Really innovative amazing.effort, similar in some ways to bcs, except you can taste the barrels of the various spirits. Crazy good!


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